[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination - Dirk Frigne

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Mon Aug 18 00:19:02 PDT 2014

Forwarding Dirk Frigne nomination to the board by Jeff McKenna.


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From: Jeff McKenna
Date: 2014-08-11 16:31 GMT+02:00
Subject: Board nomination - Dirk Frigne
To: "cro at osgeo.org" <cro at osgeo.org>
Cc: dirk frigne

It is my pleasure to nominate Dirk Frigne[1], from Belgium, to join
OSGeo's Board of Directors.

Having been involved in the Board for so long, I know what makes a
good OSGeo Board member, and I see that in Dirk.  He has that rare
passion and vision for community, and speaks strongly about building
and maintaining a healthy OSGeo 'ecosystem' made up of both the
development community as well as professional service providers.

I had the pleasure of sitting down to dinner with Dirk way back at
FOSS4G Cape Town in 2008, and he has since went on to form the company
Geosparc[2], and build the OSGeo project geomajas[3] into a healthy
community.  More recently, many community leaders pulled me aside and
were impressed with his views on the 'membership' topic, and
specifically his views on what are the core principles of OSGeo.

Dirk understands the industry today, our community, the software, and
is willing to help guide the growth of the foundation.  I feel
strongly that he would be a wonderful addition to the OSGeo Board of


[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf
[2] http://www.geosparc.com/
[3] http://www.osgeo.org/geomajas

Jorge Sanz

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